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energy policy. >> i have the book. you have all been waiting for it and take you for giving me the opportunity to talk a little bit about what we have been doing on the energy committee for the past year in an effort to really focus on where we have been with energy policy and really helping to move forward in a way that is not the same old same old, but really real imagining and refocusing where we should be has been an important opportunity for us to really put some considered thought into the proposal. what you have in front of you is better than airplane reading. there are some suggestions in this energy 2020 document that people will look at and they will argue and they will say -- that is one person's view. that is true, that is true. but while we are trying to do is not give you a legislative package starting with initiatives that we are going to kind of clicked off as we move forward. this is really designed to be a discussion blueprint. we want to try to change the conversation. one of the reasons we have to think about changing the conversation is because the energy p
diplomacy and the energy of our people remain unrivaled. as the world has changed, so have the levers that can change in shape international affairs. truman and acheson were building the parthenon with clear lines. the pillars or a handful of big institutions dominated by major powers. that structure delivered unprecedented peace and prosperity. but time takes its toll even on the greatest atedifice. we need a new architect for this world. more frank gehry than formal greek. think of it. of this work might appear have hazard. it is sophisticated -- some of his work might appear haphazard. we need a dynamic mix of materials and structures. as we saw from the intervention to stop a massacre in libya, there will always be times when it is necessary to use force. america is the ability to project power over the globe remains essential. i'm proud of the partnerships the state department has formed with the pentagon. america's traditional allies and friends in europe and east asia remain in valuable partners in nearly everything we do. we've spent energy strengthening those bonds over the p
of washington or the majority of our interior's located, she is an expert on the energy and climate issues that are going to shape our future. committed to building our nation-to-nation relationships with indian country and the links between conserks and good jobs and no contradiction between being good stewards of land. she has shown that a company of more than $1 billion in sales can do the right thing for our planet. sali's broad expertise and set of values i know are going to serve her well as she takes on these new challenges. she has a wonderful and supportive family who i understand enjoy the great outdoors. so they have a vested interest in making sure that the department of interior is doing the right thing and when sali's confirmed, i'm willing to bet she will be the first interior secretary to climb mountains in the antarctica, which is not something i think of doing, because it seems like it would be cold. and i was born in hawaii. [laughter] >> you can see all of this announcement of sali jewell's nomination for interior secretary at 8:00 p.m. eastern. we'll hear from ken sala
operations had consumed a lot of resources, expertise, time, energy, and efforts at the cia. do you believe this has been at the expense of traditional cia responsibility collection, analysis, all sorts? >> there have been opportunity costs because of the dedication of those resources. i would inventory our our resources are being dedicated against a wide variety of strategic priorities to protect our country. in terms of operational collection activities worldwide, the analysis being done, what are we doing in these other areas? yber -- are so many different areas. there is an in this section to encounter is press there is an counter-tion between kantor terrorism and these other areas. >> mr. brennan, you have devoted a great deal of your life to public service, for which i thank you. and you obviously understand the world of intelligence in a way that few people do. you have been an intelligence professional for much of your professional life. in the last four years, you have held a political position at the white house. and i have been talking to people at the cia, whom i respect, and on
. good morning, everyone. what an amazing energy in this room come as a thank you for being part of it and giving us the opportunity to share comments with you. i really think it is actually simpler then everyone makes the scene. i have never ever met a member of congress, house or senate, that did not want to make our country healthier, better, stronger for the future. we can figure out a way to get there. that is what this is about. putting the country first and doing what are country does every day, working together to get the job done. with this audience you will pull your members of congress and encourage them to join this group and to start solving the problems of the greatest nation in the world. gabba suing think you for having a survey. [applause] >> good morning. i represent connecticut's fourth congressional district. this system might think, one of the most diverse congressional districts in the country. i have the town's of greenwich where hedge fund managers and corporate executives and what not. the city of bridgeport, conn., which is one of the poorest cities in t
congress, it was already approved in the house energy and commerce committee and included in a broader children's health bill but has failed to be considered in the senate. i urge my colleagues to support this bipartisan effort to address pediatric research and with that strong support it's my hope we can encourage its passage in the senate this time. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from pennsylvania. pitespites i yield such time to the chairman of the full committee, mr. up ton, the gentleman from michigan. mr. upton: this legislation, h.r. 225, the national pediatric research network act of 2013 indeed brings us a step closer to helping kids with unmet health needs, especially those with rare pediatric and genetic diseases. according to the n.i.h. there are more than 6,800 rare diseases and most of them have no treatment or cure and yes, they primarily affect children. i met a number of times with one family in my district, the kennedys who have two precious little girls and
ourselves on a path towards energy independence and that's not always an easy balancing act. but with enthusiasm and skill and dedication, that's exactly what ken salazar's done for the last four years. we were just reminiscing a little bit. i've known ken since we were both running for the senate together and became the only two incoming democrats in our senate class. pete remembers this. it was a lonely time. we actually lived in the same building when we first arrived in washington. and, ken, you'll recall, it was a little discouraging because basically everybody else that lived there was 20 or 25. so we were the two jerry at ricks in this building. but i came to appreciate quickly, not just his -- geriatrics in this building. but i came to appreciate quickly, not just him. not only did i come to appreciate his jump shot -- he's surprisingly quick on the court -- but also his patriotism and his belief that we have a responsibility to care for the land with which we've been blessed. it's not surprising that ken feels this way. his ancestors were living here before the mayf
state university, energy engineering. i wonder if you ever noticed the link between energy policies, sustainability, and these health issues? it seems to me people do less things for themselves -- mowing the lawn, shoveling snow, riding your bike to work. energy is just so cheap. it is a trend people are starting to pick up on, doing more things for themselves. to me, that is a huge connection between peoples on health in this -- unhealthyness laziness unhealthiness -- and healt which, how much he put into practice -- not just cutting, but how much do you do for assault rather than relying on conveniences'? caller: i try as little as i can. obviously in the world we live then all of us are a little subjected to it. but we ride our bikes as much as we can. it is my hope someday to use exercise to actually generate electricity in the household, so if you want to watch tv you have to exercise for an hour. i could see everybody doing that and really changing the world. host: let's go to dr. woolf and then from laudan aron. guest: jim is raising an interesting question. we have an entire
couple days is the notion of the energy and excitement we've seen around the issue as it continues to grow, keeps going at new innovations, new partners. the people coming to fight this ancient crime. less and less of it the last few years to find myself walking into a room and having to explain what trafficking in persons face. a much unlikely to be someplace of people is that i did my dissertation i'm not going steady net. or if there were certain age, make some you need to work on this. or if i'm an academic setting, how to get professors to buffer a trafficking course? i will say what we think trafficking is before this talk is over. it's always good to go back to principles and different definitions out on the table. no longer is it that strange moment when people say you work on slavery, what do you mean you work on human trafficking? the justice department's civil rights had a business card with my title before we called this human trafficking which those of you who've been around a few years back remembered only dates back to 2001. is the involuntary servitude toward nader
. millions of people either lost their jobs or saw their wages fall. food and energy prices went up for many middle and low-income people. everyday costs like rent, utility and food became more difficult and in many cases families were forced to choose between food and electricity. even before the recession started, tens of millions of americans went hungry at some point during the year. that, too, is unconscionable. when we turn this economy around, and it will rebound, we need to end hunger now. we may not be able to wipe out all disease, we probably can't eliminate war, but we have the resources, we know what it takes. we need to muster the will to end hunger once and for all. hunger is a political condition. it's important to point out that even though 50 million people were food insecure, the vast majority had a safety net that prevented them from actually starving. that safety ned is called the supplement -- that safety net is called snap. snap is a program that provides low-income families with food they otherwise could not afford to buy. more than 75 million families relied on snap t
to environmental programs, $400 million cuts to home energy assistance. $29 million in cuts to the community-oriented policing service, the cops program. and i talked to municipalities in my district they talk about the layoffs that have already occurred. this means jobs were lost and weren't created and services were cut to families and smart investments weren't made. but the republicans are insisting on additional deficit reductions from even more severe cuts including social security, medicare and medicaid benefits. and just to point out, the poorest class of adults in the united states of america are people over 65 years of age with median incomes of $20,000 a year. don't be bullied and go after them. what my colleagues and i are offering today is a smarter alternative that would close tax loopholes for the wealthiest individuals and corporations and cut through military waste and create one million new jobs by investing in infrastructure and keeping teachers in the classroom. what the balancing act does is offer long-term deficit reduction in a fair and balanced way. balanced means in a
texas, he's wrong. he's on the energy and commerce committee. the affordable care act had hearings in the energy and commerce and in markups. there was multiple hearings on that bill. i don't know what he is talking about. the gentleman from georgia said that the bill that he's toting here mentions it in his very political-inspired findings. read your own bill. three pages long. i know it may be too much. we're all told to read the bill. rather than being here telling the president what to do, he's going to submit a budget. we have to do our job and our job is to avoid the sequestration. because if we don't there are millions of people in this country who will be without work, there will be programs that will be arbitrarily cut, this economy will be hurt. if you want sequestration then you continue to take your recesses and do this kind of trivial stuff on the house floor, but we ought to be finding a way to avoid going offer the sequestration cliff. at this point, mr. speaker, i'd like to yield two minutes to the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: th
strategic issues from the economy to finance, from energy, defense, law enforcement, counterterrorism, and of course strategic stability. our principles have also been -- principals have also been meeting. we had a meeting in brussels as you may is have heard. we have also been meeting off and on and facilitating working groups as well as high level bilateral engagements. codeas from congress have been going and we have had several visitors from pakistan so we are looking forward to a relationship that is defined by confidence, trust, mutual respect, and investment in each other's societies and nations not just states. to grow together in the 21st century as long-standing friends and allies. i look forward to working with all of you as friends and -- i have been a journalist for too many years, so you can't take that out of the girl. you can certainly take me out of journalism but it's difficult to do that. and i am also -- i want to also add very quickly that whale we are making this historic transition, back stand is looking towards -- profiling itself and visiting on regional peace
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